7. I believed in Santa Claus until I was 8 or 9 and was so crushed when I accidently discovered my Christmas gifts early (parents had left them out in their room)- I wasnâ€™t upset that Santa didnâ€™t exist but I was sad to lose the magic of believing in something so impossible
EBoy meeting Santa for the first time:
So many parents nowadays are concerned with telling their children truth as far as Christmas goes. They either want true recognition of where the gifts are coming from, don’t want the worry of hurt feelings later, or for a myriad of reasons just don’t feel the need for Santa. I will most certainly be doing Santa Claus traditions with my children. I adored the magic of Christmas and though I was very dissapointed to find out Santa was not real- I was happy that I got to go for so long believing in something so special.
According to many of my friends I suppose you could call me the gullible one. I don’t have any problems with being called gullible because I can’t help that I want to trust and believe in the goodness of others just as I believe in myself. There was one time it turned on me a bit- I remember having nightmares for awhile when my Dad insisted to me that my Mom has eyes in the back of her head. Can you imagine extra eyeballs just rolling around and blinking underneath someone’s hair? The thought terrified me so I made sure to never stare too closely at the back of her head lest one of those eyes show itself.
I’ll never forget the first time when I was 4 years old and my best friend Mary taught me cross my heart, hope to die stick a needle in my eye. I must have spent 30 minutes wandering around the house trying to find a needle because I insisted I must prove that I could keep her secret (to this day I’m soooo glad my Mom didn’t leave needles out in my reach). Mary told me many wonderful explanations for various things- my favorite being that the reason that women get pregnant is they swallow a little tiny baby acorn and *boom* a baby grows in their belly! Yes yes I did try swalling a teenie round baby acorn- took 24 years for that doggone acorn to finally produce EBoy